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Red Hat Unveils New Open Source Simulation Tool. Red Hat has
introduced SID, a framework for building computer system
simulations. Simulated systems may range from a CPU's instruction
set to a large multi-processor embedded system.
SID has been released under the GNU General Public License. It includes a
growing library of components for modeling hardware and software
parts, and can represent some specific systems.
Red Hat is looking software testers and debuggers and other help
with the project. You can find out more at Red Hat's SID page.
EL/IX finds a home on NetSilicon SoCs
NetSilicon announced they will be adding support for
Red Hat's EL/IX API and eCos OS on their System On Chip (SOC) designs.
Transvirtual Integrates Jabber Into
Jabber.com, Inc. is the
developer of Jabber, an open source XML-based instant messaging
Technologies, Inc. is the developer of PocketLinux, an embedded
distribution. LWN looked at PocketLinux running on the Compaq iPAQ
color palmtop at Comdex,
last November. We were impressed by the WAP-XML based
multimedia applications that were running with the Jabber protocol.
Now Jabber.com has
announced that Transvirtual Technologies, Inc. has completed
their integration of the Jabber instant messaging system into the
PocketLinux Platform. Yet another cool application running on a
Loki's game gets a review. Loki's Myth II: Soulblighter is examined in
this selection of video and computer game reviews. "The
sequel to 1997's acclaimed Myth: The Fallen Lords brings a rich, 3-D
experience to Linux war games. The folks at Loki have set out to
prove the Linux 2.x kernel and glibc2 can render special effects
that rival anything seen on Windows. And they achieve their goal
IDG's Network World Names Industry's Most
Influential Companies, Players and Trends. Eric Raymond made it into the list of the 25
most powerful executives in Networking, according to Network
World, based on his role as President of the Open Source Initiative. The
link provided is just to the press release; the full coverage is
likely only available in the print magazine, at least for now.
Open Source Products
Unless specified, license is unverified.
- Fortuitous Technologies Inc (Austin,
Texas) announced the release of their "Linux Fundamentals"
training curriculum under terms of the GPL license. According to
sources, this course material is based on the Linux Professional
Institute's LPIC-1 exam.
- LizardTech announced that
DjVu and the DjVu Reference Library v.3.0 will be
released under the terms of GNU General Public License. DjVu is
scan-to-Web technology that converts documents into the smallest file
Participate.com (CHICAGO) announced it has been retained by
ChangeWave.com to help manage the ChangeWave Alliance, an
open-source network for investment research.
Proprietary Products for Linux
- Etnus (Framingham, Mass.) announced the
availability of the TotalView debugger/analyzer for Red Hat
- PROVEN SOFTWARE, INC. announced the
release of eCHOICE, an internet shopping cart for Linux which
is fully integrated with PROVEN CHOICE Accounting Systems.
Products and Services Using Linux
Innovative Gaming Corporation (RENO, Nev.) announced the Nevada
approval of a revision of its Linux-based operating system for
application in the Company's video-slot machine platform. The
new IGCA Linux-based video slots offer three titles including Monster
Money, Area 51 and Tiki Treasure.
Lineo, Inc. (LINDON, Utah) announced the successful porting of the
uClinux 2.4 kernel to the Motorola DragonBall family of
Products with Linux Versions
Franklin Electronic Publishers, Inc. (BURLINGTON, N.J.) announced
that the EBM-911-504, a special developer edition of the
Company's eBookMan reader and multimedia content player, is
available at http://www.franklin.com/devzone, with a version for Red
Hat Linux 6.1.
- Jungo Ltd. (Natanya, Israel) announced
the release of GO-HotSwap version 4.42 for Windows and Linux
operating systems. The software manages CompactPCI bus systems.
- Kaspersky Lab (Moscow, Russia)
announced the beta-version release of its flagship anti-virus product,
Kaspersky Anti-Virus (AVP), for Lotus Notes/Domino e-mail
gateways running on Linux or Windows NT.
NVIDIA Corporation (SANTA CLARA, Calif.) announced the recent
certification of its workstation graphics line, Quadro2, as
compatible with the most widely used software programs for digital
content creation (DCC) and computer-aided design (CAD).
Tarantella, Inc. (SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) announced web-based
shipments of Tarantella Enterprise 3 and Enterprise 3 ASP
Edition web-enabling software. The new products are immediately
available via the Internet through a free 60-day trial offering. This
release runs on Linux servers.
Books and Training
XOR Inc. (BOULDER, Colo.) announced the 3rd Edition of "UNIX
System Administration Handbook", authored by a team including
XOR's Trent Hein, Evi Nemeth and Ned McClain. The book includes Linux and
theKompany.com (RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif.) has formed a
relationship with O'Reilly & Associates that gives customers of
theKompany a 20% discount on books from O'Reilly.
Neoware Systems (KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.) announced that it intends
to release its fiscal year 2001, second quarter results before the
open of the market on Thursday, January 18, 2000.
LynuxWorks, Inc. (SAN JOSE, Calif.) announced the appointment of
Bob Morris as vice president of marketing.
TeamLinux Corporation (DAYTON, Ohio) announced it is reorganizing,
moving its West Coast office and adding key professional staff. It
will narrow its focus and make its products and services more
accessible to its target kiosk and open systems markets.
Linux At Work
- Linbox (Metz, France) announced that
the company has been selected by the Direction Générale des Impôts
(DGI) (French tax authority) to install 950 application servers at
sites all over France. The machines will be running Red Hat 6.2.
M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd. (FREMONT, Calif.) announced
that Virtual Resources Communications, Inc. (VRC), of Torrance,
California, has selected DiskOnChip for use in its new line of next
generation broadband access products. VRC is running Linux from the
DiskOnChip in a PowerPC environment.
Netgem (PARIS), a developer of technology that operates on a
Linux-based open software platform and a thin-client access device,
reviews the company's progress in year 2000.
Section Editor: Rebecca Sobol.
December 28, 2000